Normally you have to drag me kicking and screaming into fall decor changes.
Most years, I’m just not quite ready to let go of summer and head back to school; but there is something a little bit different about this year.
I think it’s the fact that we spent the majority of the summer at home this year. Since my husband’s holidays were cancelled this summer we didn’t venture very far at all. But I think after the past few busy summers in which we were out of our house for half the summer or more, it was a welcome reprieve.
And it’s probably why I don’t feel quite so hesitant that fall is just around the corner. Especially since we are still having beautiful, warm weather despite the fact that the mornings and evenings are much cooler and the leaves on the maples are starting to turn and drop already. And come fall, I love fall planters just as much as summer planters; maybe even more because the texture and vibrancy of the mixture of plants that you use is so beautiful.
So today I’m sharing how you can make your own (very) easy and beautiful DIY Fall Planters! The colour and texture of these planters will keep you smiling even as the days grow shorter and cooler…
So when my friend Taryn from tarynwhiteaker.com invited me to take part in a fall blog hop series, I was thrilled to jump on board. I knew just what I wanted to create as my fall DIY project!
I’m joined today by some of my talented blogging friends who are also sharing a fall DIY project; I’ve shared all the details at the bottom of this post!
To make my DIY Fall Planters I used:
Grasses – Purple Fountain Grass(1), Blue Fescue (2 plants), and a Feather Reed Grass
Flowers – 2 different Chrysanthemum varieties
Fillers – Winter Kale, Black Potato Vine
I also filled one of my big (Costco) planters with some fresh potting soil – but left it low enough that I didn’t have to dig while I planted (I’ve shared more detail about my method below).
I always start my seasonal planters by placing the plants into the planter pot and playing around until I love the arrangement of them.
I placed the taller showy plants at the back (like the Purple Fountain Grass), and cascading plants (like the potato vine) at the front. I then played around with the flowers and the other grasses (the fillers), until I liked the way they were laid out.
I like to leave the soil in my planter or pot a little bit low, so that it is easy to plant.
Instead of digging down to plant each of the plants, I place them on top of the soil, and then fill in around them with additional potting soil.
I press them into place to make sure they will take root in the pot, and press the additional soil firmly around them.
I have four of these big pots and I’d love to make these beautiful fall planters in all of them…
Which is your favourite type of plant?
Or the fillers?
I love the texture of the winter kale; but I think it’s the contrast of all the plants that I love the most. Some of these are perennials while others some are annuals.
The great thing about mixing in some perennials is that they can go into the garden next spring!
As I mentioned, some of my talented blogging friends are sharing their own beautiful fall DIY projects today!
Hop over to see what they’ve created to share with you…